Sanders continues momentum with win in Wyoming

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests, The Hill reports.

The state awards just 14 delegates on a proportional basis, but the win is another jolt of momentum for Sanders heading into the critical New York primary April 19.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders held 56 percent of the vote. Last week Sanders defeated Clinton in the state of Wisconsin.

Speaking after the loss, Clinton said she needs to "win big" in New York's primary to become the Democratic presidential nominee and "go after Republicans full-time."

Speaking to a rally in Brooklyn, New York, Clinton said she wants to "send a strong message" in the April 19 primary and start unifying the Democratic Party.

Sanders' victory followed tensions between the two candidates after he questioned Clinton's qualifications to run for president earlier in the week.

Sanders had said that Clinton’s super-PAC support, Iraq War vote and support of trade agreements disqualified her. The campaign doubled down a day later, arguing that Clinton and her allies had insinuated that Sanders himself wasn't qualified to run, but she brushed aside those accusations.

The argument appeared to die down Friday when Sanders said "of course" Clinton is qualified, noted The Hill.


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